Celebrate Community! 2017 LGBTQ Pride Exhibit & Event

Photo by Danny Nicoletta · Gilbert Baker, Designer of the Iconic Rainbow Flag.

Exhibit Run Dates: June 17, 2017 – July 23, 2017

Opening Reception: June 17, 2017 @ 5:30pm

Venue: Harvey Milk Photo Center – 50 Scott Street, San Francisco

Hosted by: Mistress of Ceremonies, Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy

Guest Introductions: 6:30pm

Entertainment Begins on 2nd Floor: 7:30pm

  • Runway Show featuring Verasphere

  • Live Entertainment Provided by Peaches Christ Productions


  • Dave Christensen, Director/Curator of the Harvey Milk Photo Center
  • Nicola Bosco-Alvarez, Director Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company

Curator’s Statement:

Join us at the Harvey Milk Photography Center for our 2017 Pride weekend celebration show. This year’s exhibit is in collaboration with the wishes of Gilbert Baker, designer of the international symbol to the world of gay pride, the iconic Rainbow flag. In addition to Gilbert’s choices, we have invited artists, writers, and photographers from throughout our community to share their diverse talents for this special show.

I was able to speak at length with Gilbert in New York just a few hours before he passed away. Gilbert and I discussed many topics surrounding this exhibit. He was very excited to be a part of planning it. I am left with his voice replaying in my memory and his infectious exuberant tone, his creative expression, full of irreverence, witty, sometimes wicked, and always with a passion and zest for life. It was a real gift to have this extended telephone conversation with Gilbert on that fateful evening. We shared the gifts we treasured in being part of our community family.

We celebrated his creation of the Rainbow Flag, and many other marvelous contributions and moments from his life. This has become Gilbert’s final wish, to be a part of this exhibit,  to celebrate the flag, the beauty and diversity of our community, and the fabulous future ahead for all of our lives.

One phrase he used with me stood out as we planned this show:

“Make it vain and glamorous, just like me.”

Come kick off your Pride week with this fabulous exhibit and event!

I hope you feel Gilbert’s heart here as you take part in it.



Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 3pm-10pm
Wednesday: 3pm-10pm
Thursday: 3pm-10pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

Contributing Artists:

  • Trinity Adler

  • Sean Black

  • Jay Blakesberg
  • Saul Bromberger

  • Patrick Carney

  • Hossein Carney
  • Christopher Cordier

  • David Faulk
  • Rink Foto

  • Rick Gerharter

  • Gareth Gooch

  • Mick Hicks

  • Sandra Hoover

  • Michael Johnstone

  • Skot Jonz

  • George Kelly

  • Michael Kerner

  • CJ Lucero

  • Paula Lycan

  • Paul Margolis
  • Danny Nicoletta

  • Mark Rennie

  • Francesco Romano

  • Francis Seidl-Chodosh

  • Mariya Stangl
  • Peter Thoshinsky

  • Hank Trout
  • Bill Wilson

Featured Images from Event

50 Scott Street, San Francisco

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Operation Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tue-Thur: 3pm-10pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

*Lab operations end 30 minutes before close


Gallery Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tue-Thur: 3pm-9:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-5:30pm
Sunday: 11am-5:30pm